Foundation Wraps Hundreds Of Gifts For Wellington Children

Wellington Community Foundation board members and volunteers (L-R) Jim Sackett, Dr. Gordon Johnson, Theresa Trzepacz, Anna Talbot, Maggie Zeller, Maria Becker and Tom Wenham with some of the gifts wrapped at the Dec. 9 event.

On Monday, Dec. 9, Wellington Community Foundation board members and volunteers joined in to wrap hundreds of presents to be delivered to children in need at Binks Forest and New Horizons elementary schools.

Gift bags filled with the basics — underwear, socks, sneakers and an age-appropriate toy — will be delivered for Wellington children to open on Christmas morning.

“It is due to the generous donations of our community members that many children in need will wake up to at least one gift this holiday season,” WCF Chair Tom Wenham said.

Wenham, along with several other board members and volunteers, gathered at the original Wellington Mall for the gift-wrapping event. Wenham thanked mall owner Jess Santamaria, who graciously donated space for the foundation to store and organize the hundreds of items purchased for the holiday project.

This is one of the many initiatives the foundation has undertaken in 2019. WCF board members look forward to continuing to serve Wellington children in need for years to come.

The Wellington Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to benefiting Wellington’s seniors, children and veterans by supporting and improving their quality of life and help in “Building A Stronger Community.” For more information, visit